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Is Well-Being Measurable?

Anna Alexandrova

in A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199300518
eISBN:
9780190677213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199300518.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Among the scientists and policymakers, measurability of well-being is now almost uncontroversial—only the individual measures are. Philosopher Daniel Hausman, however, argues that well-being in the ... More


Psychometrics as Theory Avoidance

Anna Alexandrova

in A Philosophy for the Science of Well-Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199300518
eISBN:
9780190677213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199300518.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In theory construct validation secures good measurement by balancing all available evidence. But does it do so in practice? This chapter argues that validation of well-being scales as currently ... More


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